The LIGHT consortium organises webinars throughout the year, in collaboration with our global and national TB networks, where we host a wide range of exeperts, including researchers, academics, health care professionals, programme mangers, TB advocates, TB surviors, and other professionals from TB netowrks. LIGHT webinars aim to share knowledge and research insights related to TB and gender while fostering discussions, inspirations and new ideas. Check out some of our webinar resources below.
11 Jul 2023 - "Community, rights, and gender: meaningful engagement with African-centered masculinities to end TB". This webinar was organised by the LIGHT Consortium, in collaboration with SSHIFTB and the Union Working Group on Gender Equity in TB. The webinar, chaired by Dr Katherine Horton (Assistant Professor at LSHTM), hosted four key speakers: Dr Amon Ashaba Mwiine (Lecturer at Makerere University & a Researcher); Mr Goodman Makanda (Advocacy Officer at TB Proof); Dr Jeremiah Chikovore (Senior Research Specialist at Human Sciences Research Council); and Mr Jerry Amoah-Larbi (National Coordinator, Ghana National TB Voice Network).
- To contribute towards advancing understandings and visibility of African-centred masculinity theories, and their application to TB research, policy, and practice.
- To learn from research and advocacy that centre the lived experiences of African men with TB.
- To explore ways for an equitable, gender-responsive, rights-based, and stigma-free TB response with men in African contexts.
21 Nov 2022 - “Multisectoral engagement to improve gender equity in TB and ensure no one is left behind”. This webinar was organised in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (Union) Working Group on Gender Equity in TB, to mark International Men’s Day 2022. The webinar called for greater investment in TB, building on the WHO Framework for Collaborative Action on Tuberculosis and Comorbidities, and looked ahead to the United Nations High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis in 2023.
- To bring together TB-affected communities and their coalitions, women’s and men’s groups, CBOs, NGOs, organizations & experts working on women’s and men’s health, policymakers, and program implementers, to create a multisectoral conversation around developing a gender- sensitive response to end TB.
- To explore opportunities through multi-sectoral engagement to improve gender equity in TB.
- To widen understanding of gender inclusivity in the global response to end TB.
19 Nov 2021- LIGHT co-hosted a webinar on "Enabling a Gender-sensitive Response to End TB" to mark International Men’s Day in partnership with WHO, Stop TB Partnership, and the Social Sciences and Health Innovations For Tuberculosis (SSHIFTB) virtual centre.
- To catalyse multisectoral action around developing a gender- sensitive response to end TB by bringing together TB-affected communities and their coalitions, women’s and men’s groups, CBOs, NGOs, organizations & experts working on women and health and men and health, policymakers, and program implementers;
- To explore barriers and discuss solutions for seeking gender equitable healthcare
- To widen understanding of gender inclusivity in the global response to end TB